After months of waiting and plenty of training-camp buzz, the NFL pre-season has arrived, and along with it, we’re a few games closer to the season kick-off.
There’s been lots of news about brands snapping up rookies, so we’re rounding up the new sponsorships to know.
Nike nabbed the top two draft picks, Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota, before the Tampa Bay Bucaneers and Tennesse Titans had even signed them in April, but that hasn’t slowed the brand from grabbing other key first-round players as well.
Amari Cooper — Oakland Raisers
Melvin Gordon — San Diego Chargers
Todd Gurley — St. Louis Rams
Marcus Mariota — Tennesee Titans
Leonard Williams — New York Jets
Jameis Winston — Tampa Bay Bucaneers
After promising to go on a signing spree of 500 athletes back in January, Adidas wasted no time scooping up several important players.
Ameer Abdullah — Detroit Lions
Nelson Agholor — Philadelphia Eagles
Jay Ajayi — Miami Dolphins
Buck Allen — Baltimore Ravens
Tevin Coleman — Atlanta Falcons
Dorial Green-Beckham — Tennesse Titans
Jamison Crowder — Washington Redskins
Phillip Dorsett — Indianapolis Colts
Brett Hundley — Green Bay Packers
Tyler Lockett — Seattle Seahawks
Vince Mayle — Cleveland Browns
Devante Parker — Miami Dolphins
Marcus Peters — Kansas City Chiefs
Quinten Rollins — Green Bay Packers
Trae Waynes — Minnesota Vikings
Kevin White — Chicago Bears
Under Armour isn’t sitting idly by, either. The company made headlines when it added Tony Romo, quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, to its ranks last week. Romo joins Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers and Tom Brady of the New England Patriots at the brand. In a statement, Under Armour said:
“Tony Romo is one of the most respected and accomplished athletes in the NFL, and Under Armour is proud to have him as part of the UA Family. His journey from an undrafted player to one of the top leaders in the game is a result of his intense and relentless competitive drive to be the best, making him an ideal ambassador for the Under Armour brand.”